April 23 – Saint George


listenMighty God, Saint George (d.303)was nicknamed the “Victory Bringer” because he relied on Your power to defeat evil wherever he went.  Starting out as a soldier in his country’s army, he converted and became a soldier for Christ.  Laying down the world’s armor by giving his wealth to the poor, he forever after carried the shield of faith and won many victories for those who sought Your help.  I ask him to pray for the battles I’ve been enduring, and to bring Your triumph into my life.  Help me to overcome the Enemy, Lord Jesus, and teach me how to protect myself with ever-increasing faith.  Saint George, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Blessed Teresa Maria of the Cross (1846-1910)
Feast day April 23

quoteGod makes saints with a chisel, not a paintbrush.”

Blessed Giles of Assisi (1190-1262)
Feast day April 23

quoteA sinner ought never to despair of the mercy of God while he lives; for there is hardly a tree so thorny and gnarled that men may not make it smooth and pretty and ornament it. So much the more there is no sinner in the world so great whom God cannot in many ways adorn with grace and virtues.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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